Turn picture-in-picture mode controls on and off

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Note: This article applies to Firefox version 72 and above.

The Picture-in-picture feature allows you to pop out videos from a web page and watch them in a floating window while you browse to other tabs.

If you don’t want to see the controls while hovering, you can hide that option in Firefox. (Note: You can still turn on picture-in-picture view by right-clicking on a video.) Or you can use this to re-enable the control when you want to use it again.

  1. Click the menu button New Fx Menu Fx57Menu and select Options.Preferences.
  2. Scroll down to the Browsing section.
  3. Clear the check mark for “Enable picture-in-picture video controls”.

If you later want to re-enable the controls, simply add back the check mark.

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